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  Being a parent is hard (that goes without saying), but Sweden is dream for stressed out people looking to raise a family–no other country has such a generous outlook on family life. Sweden allows parental leave up to 480 days until the child reaches the age of nine. During that time compensation is given at 80% of the employees normal salary with the inclusion of a bonus because—here's the kicker—sixty of the allowed days must be taken by ... Read More
This past New Year’s Eve, a 14-year-old girl was celebrating at home with a friend when she received a video on her Snapchat account of two schoolmates calling her racist and derogatory names. When her adoptive father Brad Knudson found out, he decided to do something about it. After recording the bullying, he managed to contact the father of the kids in the video, Deron Puro, and explain his abhorrence. But instead of showing remorse or concern, Puro called ... Read More
California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed SB-1350 and SB-1358, sister bills which would have mandated that baby diaper changing stations be made accessible to both men and women in public restrooms. Despite bi-partisan support at the senate level, Brown said he vetoed the bills on principle.  “At a time when so many have raised concerns about the number of regulations in California, I believe it would be more prudent to leave the matter of diaper changing ... Read More
Ever dreamed of being the President, an astronaut, or the greatest stock broker Wall Street has ever seen? Did your dad also do the dishes or laundry? According to Alyssa Croft’s new study in Psychological Science, findings suggest that when domestic chores are split equally between parents, daughters typically have greater career aspirations. Croft, a Ph.D Candidate at the University of British Columbia, remarks that, “This study is ... Read More
Ferrett Steinmetz and Daughter   At a recent panel following a screening of the new Amanda Seyfried film Lovelace, Gloria Steinem spoke out against excessive parental control over young women’s intimate lives: “I have always, always said that children must be allowed to disobey.” For weeks, I turned this comment over in my head. How does what we learn from our parents during our young adult years effect our ideas on gender and sexuality? Our ... Read More
  I was browsing this hilarious website "Dads Are The Original Hipsters". and what do I find? That's right. My parents. In a bar, rockin' flannels, and scarves looking too cool for school!   This website is gold, they take old pictures of Dad's back in the day, and write funny commentary mocking everybody and everything.  Check it out, maybe you'll stumble across your parents in a sweetheart pic, looking super ... Read More
You guys! Father's day is THIS SUNDAY. Don't panic. Shh... Listen... You're not the only one who is  trying to figure out what gift to bestow upon your dearest darling father! When asked, my father usually gives me some vague response about cleaning my room, or finally moving out.... Sorry Dad, these things that you ask for... are unattainable... We Milman's spend each Father's day riding the Cyclone (the iconic Coney Island rollercoaster), ... Read More
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